Post Thumbnail

Manager of Supply Chain Management

Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) is the government parastatal whose responsibility is to assure the quality of agricultural inputs and produce to prevent adverse impact on the economy, the environment and human health. Vision: Healthy plants, safe trade and sustainable aggro-environment for a prosperous Kenya. Mission: To provide a science based regulatory service by assuring plant health, quality of agricultural inputs and produce for food security, globally competitive agriculture and sustainable development. Core values Customer focus Professionalism and Integrity Teamwork Results oriented Innovation and Creativity Corporate social sustainability Strategic Objectives To protect plants from pests, weeds and invasive species. To facilitate review and strengthening of the policy, legal and regulatory framework, so that it is in tandem with both local and international agricultural sector emerging issues. To contribute towards improved levels of agricultural productivity. To support compliance to market requirements. To build adequate technical and infrastructural capacity to facilitate efficient and effective delivery of the KEPHIS mandate. To mobilize adequate financial resources and ensure optimal allocation and utilization to enable full implementation of planned programmers and activities. To enhance synergies through information and resource sharing with stakeholders and partners. To enhance the visibility and corporate image of KEPHIS


Job Specification

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Overall supervision of the supply chain management department;
  • Coordinating, formulating and implementing supply chain management policies and strategies;
  • Overseeing the preparation of the annual procurement plan, budget proposal and coordinate its implementation as per the law;
  • Providing professional opinion for all tenders to the Managing Director and ensure line managers are provided with logistical advice to ensure effective and efficient procurement;
  • Planning and managing all activities involved in sourcing suppliers, procurement, quality assurance, financial, logistics and delivery activities;
  • Ensuring preparation of monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports on procurement activities and as provided by law send to PPOA;
  • Ensuring that Best Practices are employed in the supply chain management; viii. Advising the CEO on the constitution of the disposal committee and overseeing the disposal of obsolete assets/items;
  • Supervising preparation and out tender bidding documents/requests for regular and specialized supplies (including consultancy and outsourced services);
  • Scheduling procurement in line with the budget;
  • Providing oversight to the requisitions process to ensure competitive quotations for the purchases of goods: this includes facilitation of opening of tender or quotation documents;
  • Ensuring that services and goods are delivered on time and are within stated specifications and standards;
  • Monitoring usage of purchases and supplies to ensure that irregularity, duplication and wastage is minimized;
  • Advising the CEO on the constitution of tender evaluation committees;
  • Ensuring periodic stock taking, control, audit and interpreting the reports;
  • Ensuring preparation and management of inventory control register;
  • Ensuring provision of secretariat services to the opening and evaluation of committee of quotations or tender;
  • Managing the performance of the procurement team and undertake appraisal of staff.

Person Specification

For appointment to this grade a candidate must have:

  • At least ten (10) years’ experience, with three (3) as a Principal Supply Chain Management Officer;
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration / Procurement / Social Sciences / Purchasing / Commerce / Economics or related discipline;
  • Master’s degree in relevant field;
  • Certified member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supplies;
  • Membership of a relevant professional body in good standing is a must;
  • Management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks;
  • Compliance with chapter six of the constitution.


  • Analytical skills;
  • Computer literacy and proficiency;
  • Strategic and innovative thinking;
  • Interpersonal skills;
  • Leadership skills;
  • Negotiation skills;
  • Report writing skills;
  • Problem solving skills;
  • Communication skills.


  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize work;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Can work well under pressure and prioritize work;
  • Demonstrated results in work performance;
  • Ability to work in a team.

Method of Application

Applicants should visit the online portal located in the Careers section of KEPHIS website ( to submit applications electronically. Clearly indicate the position and the vacancy number on the subject line, with a detailed curriculum vitae, certified copies of academic and professional certificates, transcripts, national identification cards and any other supporting documents (as pdf attachments) not later than 13th February, 2024 at 5.00 p.m.

KEPHIS is an equal opportunity employer. Potential candidates from marginalized communities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

  • Shortlisted candidates will be required to avail their original and certified copies of the relevant certificates & transcripts and original national identity card during the interview.
  • Successful candidates must obtain and submit valid clearance certificates from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA); Higher Education Loans Board (HELB); Directorate of Criminal Investigation and an approved Credit Reference Bureau as per Chapter six of the Constitution.

The Managing Director
Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) P.O. Box 49592-00100

Click Here To Apply